A well-fitting, well-made, suit compliments a person’s look, adding sophistication, style and professionalism to the appearance. For many people, however, purchasing suits is a challenging task in which they require some guidance. Below are some helpful tips and ideas on how to purchase a suit.
1. Be sure of your body type
Human bodies can be categorized into some types. The type of suit a person selects need to compliment his body type by minimizing its weaknesses and accenting its strengths.
• Bulky people should buy fitted suits that have lightweight fabrics to make them look quite slim, with a dark colos in either vertical or solid pinstripes.
• Skinny and tall men, on the other hand, should pick light-colored suits that have heavier fabrics to keep their shape and add weight to the frames of the person wearing, like worsted or tweed wool.
• Short men can pick whatever suit fabrics that they wish but need to avoid loud patterns. However, vertical stripes make short men appear tall by drawing people’s eyes upward.
2. Learn basic suit types
Men’s suits are defined in one of four basic types:
• The double breasted Italian suit
• The single-breasted, regal-looking English or British suit
• The relaxed and young-looking American suit
• The Oriental styled Mandarin suit
3. Get suits made of wool.
There are various other suit fabrics, like linen or cashmere, silk and cotton for hotter areas, but for most conditions, you will need a woolen suit.
Suit fibers are usually rated by super numbers, that represents how well the fibers that are woven into the suits are. The greater the number of the fibers, and the thinner is the fiber, the smoother and thinner the fabric, the more expensive are the suits.
4. Know the available patterns of suits
Suits patterns can be categorized as one of five types:
• Solid color suits often are a single color, with no visible pattern.
• Pinstripes are vertical, evenly spaced and thin lines in color that contrast that of the suits, normally lighter than the color in the background .
• window pane patterns are a rectangular or square pattern manufactured using widely spaced vertical and horizontal stripes to give it stylish look.
• Check pattern suits are like window pane patterns but have the vertical and horizontal lines densely packed.
• Plaid is check patterns with bolder colors.
5. Get your measurements.
To ensure that the suit that you purchase fits you, you should to know numerous measurements through the help of a friend using a measuring tape or in the store. For the jacket to fit properly, you should to know your sleeve and chest measurements, and for your pants to correctly fit, you should know your inseam and waist measurements.
6. Try on numerous suits to check if they fit
If you are doing you shopping in a clothing store, you should try on various suits and check on them in a mirror to check how they are hanging on your body.
7. Evaluate the quality of the suit.
A great suit should be manufactured with quality workmanship and materials. You need to be able to pull the fabric on the suit without causing major wrinkles and tug the buttons gently without them being loose.